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Old 12-30-2016, 02:30 AM   #1
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570 mile road trip with one of my grandsons and his dad in Old Henry to Wendover Utah then 122 miles straight north on dirt road through Lucin and Grouse Creek Utah then Oakley to Burley Idaho for the night. Then to City of Rocks National Reserve the next day before heading home on the "back roads". Here's the video taken by my 7 year old grandson on his dad's cell phone: https://youtu.be/osgA3yokKrw I think it's pretty good.

And a few pictures taken by grandson and his dad on his cell phone:

Headed north from Wendover Utah on dirt road past Pilot Mountain:



View of sunset after turning around on impassable road to City of Rocks on first day:



City of Rocks National Reserve:



Old rock house in City of Rocks:



Twin Sisters landmark for 250,000 pioneers passing through the reserve from the east to California for the gold rush. Both granite but the left one 100 times older than the right one.



Headed home on the back roads to Utah:



The only picture I took of the last of many trials we had along the way. This one a flat tire on the freeway. I pumped it up as much as my pump would pump (I forgot to charge it before leaving) and the incident manager pumped it up the rest of the way to get me to a tire store to fix it.

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Old 12-30-2016, 02:43 AM   #2
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Another beautiful trip!
Thank you,
I'm pretty much snow bound right now, expecting another 8-15 inches, oh and it won't melt till April!
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Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.
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Stunning! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:07 AM   #5
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Great trip and thanks for the video, especially heading through the snowdrifts.
There's a quick shot in the video of your open glove compartment with two modern gauges. Could you tell us what they are?
I'm also interested if you have an overdrive or what the rear end ratio is in Old Henry? He seems to go along at speed pretty well.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:21 AM   #6
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Thank you sir for sharing your trip with us. What a blessing to create those memories and pass the down from generation to generation. You have given something to your grandson that someday he will share with his grandson.
What better way to enjoy our hobby than to share the joy of it with others. We all need to remember to take time to "put away the polish" and drive these vehicles we have invested so much of ourselves in.
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:01 AM   #7
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That is some majestic scenery out there! Thanks for another one of your travel logs!!
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:09 AM   #8
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Great shots, quite the explorer, happy motoring
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:48 AM   #9
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Spent some time at Wendover on our last trip west to east. Did you see Wendover Army Air Base while there? The base has one or two commuter flights a day and the Feds have built chain link fence around a lot of the old buildings in the name of "security" It's still mostly in desert weathered state, but the locals are "fixing it up"
It's losing its WW2 patina fast.

Your pictures are great. We have a lovely country.

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:12 AM   #11
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Just came in from shoveling, enjoyed the ride. I put my truck up for the winter, have over 300 miles on it this summer. With everybody working or off to college, I don't have many drivers. I think that the worst part of poor eyesight.
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Thanks for sharing
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Great trip and thanks for the video, especially heading through the snowdrifts.
There's a quick shot in the video of your open glove compartment with two modern gauges. Could you tell us what they are?
I'm also interested if you have an overdrive or what the rear end ratio is in Old Henry? He seems to go along at speed pretty well.
Thanks.
Oil pressure and water temperature gauges in addition to the stock gauges on the dash board for more detailed information.



Stock 3.78 differential. No overdrive. Engine purrs like a kitten at all speeds.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:32 AM   #14
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Professor,
Thanks for the info. That's a real nice gauge installation.
My '40 is away for the winter but we're getting plans together for trips this spring.
You are an inspiration to all of us to just get out and drive 'em.
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Now that's a REAL driver! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us.
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What a trip! Love the video and the scenery is fantastic .....

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Thanks for sharing. Have been to the City of Rocks. Wonderful scenery. Well worth going to this out-of-the-way place!
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Old 12-30-2016, 12:47 PM   #18
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Ol Henry, thank's for sharing those great pictures. These are some memories that you and your family will never forget. It's great to see that you are using and enjoying your fine car.
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When the word "driver" is used this car takes the cake. I'm impressed.

After the war my father had a one hundred dollar deposit on a new Ford. The dealer advised him that he was on a one year or so waiting list. So, needind a car Dad bought a 39 DeSoto from a relative. We had that car for years and drove it all over the western states. Of course that car wasn't that old at the time either.

My hat is off to Old Henry.
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:52 PM   #20
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Always a pleasure seeing your posts Professor. I am envious of your trips. Keep on rolling.
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